Patrick Street Productions to Present A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC This May
Patrick Street Productions will present A Little Night Music, with Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Book by Hugh Wheeler. Directed by Peter Jorgensen, the show will run May 11 - 21, 2017, with two preview on Thursday, May 11 & Fri. May 12. Opening night is set for Saturday, May 13, at the Anvil Centre Theatre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster.
Peter Jorgensen - Director
Chris Allan - Assistant Director
Sean Bayntun - Musical Director
Alan Brodie - Set & Lighting Designer
Jessica Bayntun - Costume Designer
Based on the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, A Little Night Music is a tangled series of interwoven love affairs at the turn of the century among the elite that takes place at a weekend country estate. The story begins with the esteemed lawyer Fredrik Egerman, (Warren Kimmel) who has recently married an 18-year-old virgin, Anne. The couple lives in the same house with Fredrik's young son Henrik, (Caleb Di Pomponio) who has also fallen madly in love with Anne (Arinea Hermans).
Fredrik's dedication to his blushing bride is tested when he reunites with former flame and aging actress, Desiree Armfeldt (Katey Wright in a role played by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Dame Judi Dench among others) It all gets more complicated when Desiree's jealous, married lover Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm (Nick Fontaine) gets wind of the reunion. All of these trysts and twists come to a head when Desiree convinces her mother to host Fredrik and his family for a weekend on her lavish estate - where the Count, with his wife Charlotte (Lindsay Warnock), crash the party.
"Night Music gives us the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the work of two geniuses," says director, Peter Jorgensen. "The first, Ingmar Bergman, one of the most influential filmmakers of all time, and the second, Stephen Sondheim, who managed to deepen and enrich Bergman's story with his glorious score and incredible lyrics."
Since its original 1973 Broadway production, this musical has enjoyed professional productions around the world including in London's West End, by major opera companies, by the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, and in a 2009 Broadway revival. It was adapted for film in 1977, with Harold Prince directing, and starring Elizabeth Taylor, Len Cariou, Lesley-Anne Down and Diana Rigg.
Show Times: Wednesday thru Saturday Evenings @ 8pm; Saturday May 20 & Sunday May 14 & 21 Matinees @ 2pm. Tickets: Previews May 11/12 $21.50 (+$4 Service Charge); May 13 - 21 $21.50 - $35.50 (+$4 Service Charge). Box Office: www.ticketsnw.ca or call 604-521-5050.
Patrick Street Productions is a dynamic exciting musical theatre company creating quality productions of contemporary musicals that thrill, excite, provoke and above all, entertain. A Little Night Music is the epitome of a Patrick Street production - sophisticated music, complex characters, and a story written with intelligence and heart.